A Few Rain Chances This Week...

March 23, 2021 // Article by: Brad Miller

Wow, it's been a phenomenal start to spring here in the Northeast.  Nothing but sunshine and mild temperatures since the vernal equinox last Saturday.  The great streak of weather will continue through Tuesday afternoon with more sunshine and highs again in the 60s.  However, we do have some rain in the forecast for the remainder of the work week.  And while it won't be a washout for everyone, Wednesday will be more wet than dry as a disturbance slides up the I-95 corridor.  Rain chances will increase from west to east through the day, but there is a good chance that most of New England stays dry until later Wednesday afternoon.  Here is a look at the simulated radar for 2 PM Wednesday.

Courtesy Tropical Tidbits

Most areas will see a 4 - 6 hour window of light rain and showers before the disturbance slides off the coast of New England Wednesday night.  Total rainfall is not all that impressive, but we do need the rain and here is a look at forecast amounts.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Once that system exits, we'll be left with a fair amount of low clouds Thursday morning.  However, a southwest flow of air will overspread the Northeast and lend to a warm and dry afternoon.  High temperatures will be a bit tricky to forecast and will depend on how much sunshine is able to break through the clouds.  But, either way, it will be well above normal Thursday afternoon.  Check out 5 PM forecast temps...

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Our next system arrives Thursday night into Friday with another round of rain showers and perhaps even a thunderstorm.  Still some uncertainty as to how fast this system exits, but the best chance for rain on Friday will likely be in the morning with maybe just some lingering showers for the afternoon.  And despite the clouds, it will still be on the mild side to end the work week before a cold front sweeps through late Friday afternoon.  This will bring a more seasonable air mass for the upcoming weekend.  We'll have more on that in our next blog this Friday.  Until then, have a safe week everyone !!